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Old 05-08-2005, 02:44 PM   #1
zmttoxics
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Grub frozen


Hi there,
My system is as follows:
AMD 64 3000+ on a DFI K8KT800-Pro motherboard
I have a 200 gig harddrive (ide) and I ran that with debian sarge and windows xp. Now I just got an 80 gig sata disk and I got it to install grub to the sata disk, however, no matter what disk i boot, with the sata controller enabled, grub locks up while loading (Sits at Grub Loading Stage 1.5).

Please help! :0
-Kevin
 
Old 05-08-2005, 02:59 PM   #2
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It would help if you posted your grub.conf (or menu.lst), along with more details on your partitions for Debian, XP and Slackware. The output of
Code:
fdisk -l /dev/hd*
fdisk -l /dev/sd*
would also help.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 05-08-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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I had same problem, making room on the Primary hard drive worked for me, not sure why.

Just install GRUB and Linux on primary drive.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 08:06 PM   #4
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Its the stock grub file thats generated. And it dosnt matter which harddrive I put grub on, it wont boot with the sata controller enabled. And this system doesnt have slackware, just deb sarge and xp.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 06:24 PM   #5
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Its the stock grub file thats generated. And it dosnt matter which harddrive I put grub on, it wont boot with the sata controller enabled.
Post your grub config file regardless (the one that you're actually using) and your partition setup -- there is no such thing as a stock file.

Have you installed anything to the Sata drive, and can you read from it when booting to the IDE drive ? (In other words, are you sure you have the drivers for it -- depending on your kernel, you may not have all of the Sata drivers by default).

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 05-09-2005, 06:38 PM   #6
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Sounds like SATA is being loaded as modules.
Not much good if they are needed before there is anything to load them.
Try compiling them into the kernel - if you already have them there, what options did you select ???.
 
  


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